MYBA is partnering with Yacht Carbon Offset to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions from the 23rd MYBA Charter Show, which takes place in Genoa, Italy in May 2011. The MYBA Association represents over 100 Yachting companies with a growing number of superyacht owners and charterers that choose to compensate for the carbon footprint of their energy or fuel.
Carbon savings from one of Yacht Carbon Offset’s selected projects, in Nicaragua, have been allocated to match the estimated carbon emissions from electricity consumption at the event.
For the yachts themselves, Carbon Offsetting can easily be included in the arrangements of a luxury charter, and is a proportionate response that preserves full freedom of operation. The effectiveness of the action is underpinned by Yacht Carbon Offset’s Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certification.
Jacqui Lockhart, Chairwoman of MYBA’s Boat Show Committee, said: “The MYBA Show is dedicated to charter professionals and provides a showcase for the finest superyachts available to their clients. It also hosts an exclusive display of those ancillary services that go to make up a perfect charter, tailored to the particular requirements of each group. Carbon offsetting is just such a service which a broker can offer to personalise each charter.
Equally, it is a practical way for MYBA to address its own environmental impact and we are pleased to continue our work with Yacht Carbon Offset for the Genoa show.”
Yacht Carbon Offset’s Managing Director Mark Robinson commented: “We are delighted to be participating at the forthcoming MYBA Show and look forward to raising awareness of our specialist service during this important event.
Carbon offsetting appeals to many high profile charter clients and we thank the MYBA team once again for their support.”